2013 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra

Year: 2013
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 95
James Suckling: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"Suave, with plum, cherry, leather, tobacco and spice flavors. The fruit is buried for now, yet there's a latent sweetness that carries through to the finish. Best from 2022 through 2040. 1,000 cases made. –BS " (WS)

"The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra shows a whole other level of fiber and textural richness. This is a stunning wine from thicker soils that deliver more structure, firmness and overall depth. With that superiore richness, the wine is also endowed with balanced acidity, plump primary fruit and an elegant touch of balsam or menthol herb on the finish. This drives the finish forward for a few long and glorious minutes. Dig deeper still, and you find a sweet note of chocolate hazelnut." (WA)

"The 2013 Barolo Sorì Ginestra, the estate's flagship Barolo, hits all the classic Ginestra notes. Sweet, balsamic-inflected notes wrap around a core of intense dark blue and purplish fruit. Veins of salinity and tannin give the 2013 much of its personality. The 2013 is a bit restrained today, but it packs a serious punch. This big boy needs time to shed some of its formidable tannin, but it is impressive." (VM)

"Extremely enticing aromas of cherries, plums, almonds and hints of chocolate follow through to a medium to full body, integrated tannins and a savory finish. Needs time to soften. Drink in 2019." (JS)